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Splint (Definition)

A splint can be any type of external protection device designed to shield a bone or joint from injury. It may be used prophylactically to prevent injury or protect an injured bone or ...Read more


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Can I take off my splint when I want to?

No: Removing the splint underminds the process and reason for having the splint. Talk to your doctor about it. ...Read more

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How can I stay in shape while wearing a splint?

How can I stay in shape while wearing a splint?

Careful exercise: It depends of course on which body part is in a splint. If is it an upper extremity splint, you can still do aerobic activity such as walking, exercise bike or eliptical trainer. If it is a lower extremity splint, light upper body work outs will help you. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: splint?

What is the definition or description of: splint?

External protection: A splint can be any type of external protection device designed to shield a bone or joint from injury. It may be used prophylactically to prevent injury or protect an injured bone or joint from further harm. ...Read more

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How do you make a homemade splint for your pointer?

How do you make a homemade splint for your pointer?

Depends on the purpo: If you have a problem with your index finger and you need a splint you need to make sure you are using it for right reason. Really, you sjould see your doctor to advise you what you need. ...Read more

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Can you remove a splint on your own and put it back on?

Can you remove a splint on your own and put it back on?

Ask your doctor: You need to ask your doctor. Certain splints are used to hold bones in place until swelling goes down and casts can be applied. So no if you have a fracture unless your doctor says okay. Same thing for splints applied after surgery, let your doctor tell you when it can come off. For sprains and strains, splints can be adjusted. Always ask the doctor who put it on you! ...Read more

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Why would it be that my splint is so loose after only 4 days?

Why would it be that my splint is so loose after only 4 days?

Splint: It depends on the location of the splint, the type of splint, and if the splint was fit well to begin with. This most likely is due to a decrease in swelling as compared to four days ago. This also could be due to muscle atrophy if swelling was not a factor. You may want to see your physician to have your splint re-fit to ensure you are getting the maximum benefit. ...Read more

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How to put the inflatable splint inside your own pants blownup please explain how?

How to put the inflatable splint inside your own pants blownup please explain how?

Are you referring to: An air cast ankle splint? If so, the best information available is through a Google Search of" Air Cast Ankle Support Instructions for use" You will get complete step by step instructions for applying the Air Cast. The Air Cast ankle support is not the same as the Air Cast Boot which is more cumbersome & used for injuries that require complete immobilization. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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What should I do if my splint for TMJ isn't helping?

What should I do if my splint for TMJ isn't helping?

Bruxism: Is your splint store bought or professionally fabricated? If store bought, consider seeing a dentist who will fabricate an appliance far superior to what you now have. If your appliance has been made by your dentist, then you should be reevaluated to determine if the bite is correct or if other treatments are indicated. ...Read more

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What is the difference in plain splinting and traction splinting?

Splinting.: Plain splinting in bracing in place. Traction splinting involves pulling under tension (traction). ...Read more

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Paronychia do I need a splint for that?

Paronychia do I need a splint for that?

Not Necessary: For mild infections, after identification of the infectious organism, use of the appropriate antibiotic will provide relief. Soaking the nail in hot water 2 to 3 times per day may help to reduce the inflammation and pain. It is not necessary to splint the digit unless a bone break has occurred. ...Read more

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How does teeth splinting work?

How does teeth splinting work?

Connects them: Splinting is a good idea for people who have lost bone due to gum disease and the teeth have become loose making it uncomfortable to eat. Bonding (white or resin fillings) can be used with or without a wire to accomplish this. ...Read more

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Splinting teeth -- when is this needed?

Splinting teeth -- when is this needed?

When they wiggle.: If teeth start to wiggle that means they are loosing support needed to keep them tight. Splinting (attaching) wiggly teeth to strong stable teeth helps you keep the wiggly ones by spreading out the biting pressures over several teeth and not the few. The wiggly ones could even tighten up if treatment is give or by giving the a "rest" from hard biting forces. Earl. ...Read more

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Finger splint for deformation for fingers?

Yes: There are variety of finger splints for all deformity, this a valid treatment beside the other treatment methods. ...Read more

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How could you splint a broken pinky finger?

How could you splint a broken pinky finger?

Buddy Tape: It depends on where the finger is broken. If there is a fracture of the small finger bones (phalanges) treatment is often as simple as taping the finger to the ring finger. If there is any rotational deformity or articular involvement this must be corrected and occasionally warrants surgical intervention. ...Read more

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What are shin splints?

What are shin splints?

Overuse tibia injury: Shin splints is an overuse stress injury to the tibial leg bone. Often times, a sudden rapid increase in either mileage or running intensity can trigger an episode of shin splints. Most are self-limiting and will go away with simple rest or decreased mileage and intensity. Ice and anti-inflammatory medications may help as well. ...Read more

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